Rumph had cardiomyopathy

Updated: May 11, 2005, 4:54 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Western Kentucky basketball player Danny Rumph died because of a heart condition, the school said Wednesday.

Rumph collapsed and died Sunday during a pickup game in his hometown of Philadelphia. The 21-year-old junior guard had cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. He was visiting his family when he died.

Funeral services were scheduled for May 16 in Philadelphia. Arrangements were being made for a memorial service in Bowling Green.

The 6-foot-2 Rumph started 29 of 31 games last season, averaging nine points and three assists.


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